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Old 30th December 2013, 13:55   #796
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How much are the stock MRF's for? Front and rear?
Yep, I changed both tires. The rear was almost totally worn, front had a couple of thousand KM's left at best. I'll only have the bike for a few more months so I figured I might as well enjoy the best of the new tires and got them changed. I'd run 15,5** KM at the time of the tire change. Sea difference in the ride post the change of the tire, happy I did it!

Got it replaced at the SVC for 76**/- including fitting charges, I would have been able to save about a thousand bucks if I did it outside, shop on JC road here was quoting late 6000's including replacement but I guess I wanted the peace of mind of having it done at the authorized SVC so went ahead and plonked the dough. Also had some miscellaneous replacements like the cone set and parking bulb to be taken care of.

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Yep, I changed both tires. The rear was almost totally worn, front had a couple of thousand KM's left at best. I'll only have the bike for a few more months so I figured I might as well enjoy the best of the new tires and got them changed. I'd run 15,5** KM at the time of the tire change. Sea difference in the ride post the change of the tire, happy I did it!

Got it replaced at the SVC for 76**/- including fitting charges, I would have been able to save about a thousand bucks if I did it outside, shop on JC road here was quoting late 6000's including replacement but I guess I wanted the peace of mind of having it done at the authorized SVC so went ahead and plonked the dough. Also had some miscellaneous replacements like the cone set and parking bulb to be taken care of.
Thanks bro. Don't know about your SVC's in Bangalore, but here the SVC only remove the wheel, and then send it out to a specialized tyre shop for the tyres to be replaced.
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Hiya Doc!

Any new year updates on 222? I'm thinking of getting a new rear tire. Metzelers ruled out purely based on cost. Any advice? My primary requirement is grip on and off road. Low mileage ones are fine too since it would take me several years to hit another 10k.

The bike has run 11k now and the rear gives up on corners even when I don't lean much. There's at least another 3-4k worth of tread life left from what I can see. But the grip's gone (On gravelish roads). Plus I don't feel confident in turns anymore.

P.S - Mono preload is set at 8. I'm sure that's contributing to the lack of grip as well. Especially since its aggravated on bad roads. Perhaps I'll bring it down a couple of notches.

Ride safe!

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I'm thinking of getting a new rear tire. Metzelers ruled out purely based on cost. Any advice?
Michelin Pilot Street Radials 110/70 and 140/70 R17s.
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BikeAdvice is running a story that KTM is testing the Duke200 ABS in India. Here is the pic from their website:

KTM Duke 200 : Baby Duke 222 unites with her new family!-ktmduke200absspypic.jpg

Few other changes are expected in the bike, in terms of 0.5L bigger fuel tank & reduced weight as per them .
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0.5L bigger fuel tank
Duke 390 parts bin. Waste. Need at least 5-8 liters more.

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reduced weight as per them .
Difficult to imagine how on a bike that's already just 129 kilos.
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Difficult to imagine how on a bike that's already just 129 kilos.
The official KTM website says just 120 kg !!

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The official KTM website says just 120 kg !!
Thanks buddy. 9 kilos on what is already such a light bike is huge. Last two days I have been gunning my 200 around town. What I find is that a little bit of more weight at the back would have been more helpful in getting the rear to hook up as you lay down the power after abrupt direction changes.
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9 kilos on what is already such a light bike is huge.
Would think that either what is being measured, or method of measurement is being changed (wet vs dry etc). Actually reducing 9 Kg seems unrealistic. (Unless steel has been extensively replaced by exotic alloys/ carbon fiber. )

Has anyone actually weighed their bikes?

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Has anyone actually weighed their bikes?
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I think that question is best answered by John Abraham. He is seen carrying bike on his shoulder at shows now a days .
But I think 9 Kgs seems to be too much to lose on an already lean bike
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One 390 guy won the Indian Open Class at the recent Amby Valley drag meet. The bike was stripped to the (lovely looking) orange skeleton with all plastics removed (just a modified R15 front headlight/instrument cowl and windscreen added, with clip ons. After all this, he says the weight reduction was around 10-15 kilos.

I know that when I removed all tin work on my Bullet for drags and track days/races, the total weight loss was not more than 10-15 kilos max.

9 kilos is huge for a fully clad bike. Especially one that is already on a diet. The entire engine of the Duke (usually the heaviest single part in any bike) weighs just 35 odd kilos. And in the Duke, mass centralization is such that the entire bulk of the bike is centered around the distinctive sculpted and flared tank and the big tightly fit motor. Everything else is minimalistic.
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Sorry my bad. The international KTM website quotes a dry weight of 129.5 kg for the 200 Duke.
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To all the 200ers here,

My office colleague has a 200 and he is not happy with the MRFs. I suggested the Pirelli Sports Demon. Now the stock rear tyre size is 150/60R17 and what Pirelli is offering as per their website is

150/70R17
140/70R17
130/70R17

Now which one of the above will be pretty close to stock and not have any issues. I suggested 130/70R17 as there will be negligible increase in height but the contact patch will decrease which he is not too comfy with. Will the 140/70R17 be ok. I have advised against the 150/70R17 as that would increase the height by a greater margin IMO and can cause issues.

I am no expert. So please advice gurus.

The front tyre size is available with Pirelli so thats sorted.
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Why not the stock Metzlers which come with the 390? If budget is not a factor.
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Why not the stock Metzlers which come with the 390? If budget is not a factor.
Budget is a factor hence a No to the Metz. I had suggested the Metz but a single tyre costs 8k upwards i guess. If he opts for Pirelli i think a single tyre would cost around 4k.
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